: a genus of trees or sometimes shrubs (family Oleaceae) comprising the ashes, being natives of the north temperate zone, and having thin furrowed bark, opposite pinnate leaves, and small apetalous flowers followed by fruits that are samaras

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New Latin, from Latin, ash

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“Fraxinus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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